Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on 1986-06-29
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower-> Dancin' In The Streets, Brown Eyed Women, Minglewood Blues, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Stagger Lee, Samson & Delilah
Shakedown Street, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E:Not Fade Away-> E: U.S. Blues
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|Mississippi Half Step|
|Dancin in the Streets|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues *|
|Stagger Lee **|
|Samson & Delilah *|
|Eyes of the World|
|The Other One >|
|Wharf Rat >|
|Throwing Stones >|
|Not Fade Away|
- 2009-12-29 18:34:03
- The Master Cassettes were played back with Azimuth adjustment on a Nakamichi CD1 into a Korg MR1000 at DSF 1 bit 5.6MHz. Subsequent conversion to 24/96 AIFF done via Korg Audiogate software. Redbook CDR standard 16/44.1 files were created using Bias Peak, Izotope Ozone's MBIT+ (for all dithering), and Weiss Saracon SRC (all sample rate conversions)
- East Troy, WI
- Run time
- 2 Nakamichi CM100s/ CP4>Sony WMD6 w/Teac MDX90 cassette masters. No Dolby was used on the Master Cassettes. Sec 2 Row KK Seat 44 Stand head height
- Taped by
- Dave Cohen
- Transferred by
- Dave Cohen
Subject: Pleasant surprise
In the days when I was doing tape trades, not even the "old days," no one I was getting tapes from thought to pass on the source or lineage. In lucky cases it might say, "3rd gen" or something like that. This one was easy to spot because of the distinctive cut in the Not Fade Away//NFA Chant > NFA reprise.
This low gen transfer on the archive seems to be a little less "boomy," somehow, than the Nth generation tape in my box. Neither are exactly, "clear," but it's a very listenable recording on a home stereo system, or with neutral headphones. I was considering this as an upgrade, and completion, but source140313 manages to get the entirety of the NFA scene at, after a quick sampling, what seems to be, comparable sound quality, so at the end of the day, I think I'd go for that source simply for completist's sake.
I put this tape in the deck with some trepidation, not remembering at all what the performance was like, but being aware of the year's place in Dead history. Going through the old tapes mostly chronologically I've sat through a couple of somewhat frustrating '85 shows lately.
Having only taken in the second set of 6/29/86 so far I won't leave a rating, but I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by the performance here. Mostly energetic, playful, and dexterous. Garcia does not sound like a guy who's gonna be in a coma soon. Not at all. He doesn't have that sweet 60s/70s voice by any means, but in the second set he's at least choosing material that he can handle. Gone are the days of 30 minute The Other One's, but this seems like an example of how the feedback of energy from a good audience can really have an effect on a band's performance. It's a two way street, obviously.
Subject: Alpine is melting....
I like this source out all of them. The opening three numbers are really solid and feature great playing. This is a great show to put on while driving to a summer festival. It will pleasantly surprise you as to how decent it is.
Subject: OK aud, okay maybe not...
This tape ain't one of 'em.
The only song from this show that I am saving is the Sampson first set closer, b/c it rocks so hard
Subject: 30 People In Love ...
Thanks to the taper for getting these Gems out there!
Burn em! More energy then the board in my opinion.
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